Creative Arts in Therapy
Creative Arts in Therapy: Using the arts as a vehicle for self-discovery and healing.
If you have artistic talent and a drive to help others realize their full potential, then the Creative Arts in Therapy program at Sage is designed for you.
The study and practice of Creative Arts in Therapy is an established and growing field supported by recent explorations in neuroscience.
With this degree from Sage you may work with individuals, groups, and families to facilitate psychological, developmental, emotional and relationship growth.
Not only does this profession offer a fulfilling career in creative human service, it also offers employment potential.
Why should you major in Creative Arts in Therapy at Russell Sage?
The Creative Arts in Therapy Program at Russell Sage has been thriving for over 30 years. The content and focus of this area of study is constantly updated by recent research in neuroscience, psychology and health sciences. Faculty is trained in solution focused therapy and mind-body approaches and continue clinical work in their area of expertise.
Students are immersed in their art form as well as theoretical and experiential applications of the creative arts in therapy and psychology approaches. The integration of these diverse thinking processes promotes self growth and a strong sense of community at the same time that students learn to promote healing in others.
Strong preparation for graduate school and employment
Students enjoy an unusual amount of hands on experience especially in practicum courses and the senior integrated experience. This prepares you for further study in art education, social work, counseling, psychology, occupational therapy, and many others, as well as art therapy, music therapy, dance therapy and drama therapy. According to student surveys completed three months post-graduation, students have been employed or accepted to graduate school at a consistently high rate.
At Sage you will:
- Take courses in visual art, dance, music or theatre; psychology; and Creative Arts in Therapy. Courses involve experiential and theoretical exploration and study.
- Work with a variety of populations including at-risk children, adolescents, adults, and seniors; people with addictions, emotional, developmental, mental and physical health challenges.
- Complete a 90-hour integrated experience as a senior to explore your interests in pursuing a career or further education in Creative Arts in Therapy. A Masters Degree is required in order to be a registered or licensed Creative Arts Therapist.